Richard Dawkins: How A Scientist Changed The Way We Think by Alan GrafenRichard Dawkins: How A Scientist Changed The Way We Think by Alan Grafen

Richard Dawkins: How A Scientist Changed The Way We Think

EditorAlan Grafen, Mark Ridley

Paperback | April 15, 2007

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This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Specially commissioned pieces by leading figures in science, philosophy, literature, and the media, such as Daniel C. Dennett, Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker, Philip Pullman, and the Bishop of Oxford, highlight the breadth and range of Dawkins' influence on modern science and culture, from the gene'seye view of evolution to his energetic engagement in public debates on science, rationalism, and religion. The volume includes personal reminiscences and critical debate as well as accessible discussions of science - it provides a stimulating tribute to a remarkable intellectual.
Alan Grafen is Professor of Theoretical Biology in the Department of Zoology at Oxford. He is co-author of iModern Statistics for the Life Sciences/i (OUP, 2002) and numerous scientific papers. Dr Mark Ridley lectures at the Department of Zoology at Oxford, and is best known as the author of a number of books, including iEvolution/i ...
Title:Richard Dawkins: How A Scientist Changed The Way We ThinkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.8 inPublished:April 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceBIOLOGYAndrew F. Read: Ballooning Parrots and Semi-Lunar GermsHelena Cronin: The Battle of the Sexes RevisitedJohn Krebs: Richard Dawkins: Intellectual Plumber-and MoreMichael Hansell: What is a Puma?THE SELFISH GENEMarian Stamp Dawkins: Living with The Selfish GeneDavid Haig: The Gene MemeAlan Grafen: The Intellectual Contribution of The Selfish Gene to Evolutionary TheoryUllica Segerstrale: An Eye on the Core: Dawkins and SociobiologyLOGICDaniel C. Dennett: The Selfish Gene as a Philosophical EssaySeth Bullock: The Invention of an Algorithmic BiologyDavid Deutsch: Selfish Genes and Information FlowSteven Pinker: Deep Commonalities between Life and MindANTIPHONAL VOICESMichael Ruse: Richard Dawkins and the Problem of ProgressPatrick Bateson: The Nest's Tale: Affectionate Disagreements with Richard DawkinsRobert Aunger: What's the Matter with Memes?HUMANSMartin Daly and Margo Wilson: Selfish Genes and Family RelationsRandolph M. Nesse: Why a Lot of People with Selfish Genes Are Pretty Nice Except for their Hatred of The Selfish GeneKim Sterelny: The Perverse PrimateCONTROVERSYMichael Shermer: The Skeptic's Chaplain: Richard Dawkins as a Fountainhead of SkepticismRichard Harries: A Fellow HumanistA. C. Grayling: Dawkins and the Virus of FaithMarek Kohn: The Politics and Ethics of Richard DawkinsDavid P. Barash: What the Whale Wondered: Evolution, Existentialism, and the Search for 'meaning'WRITINGMatt Ridley: Richard Dawkins and the Golden PenPhilip Pullman: Every Indication of Inadvertent SolicitudeIndex

Editorial Reviews

`'an interesting series of essays''Philip Hensher, The Spectator